ICC World Cup 2019 : West Indies, South Africa Match Abandoned Due To Rain

The Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and West Indies has been called off due to heavy rain at Southampton.

PTV Sports is telecasting the mega event live.

Both the teams have been granted 1-1 point each.

Earlier, West Indies Captain Jason Holder opted to field under heavy cloud cover and with a poor forecast.

West Indies Paceman Sheldon Cottrell reduced South Africa to 29 for two before rain stopped play.

They were quickly in trouble, with Hashim Amla edging Cottrell to Chris Gayle at slip for just six, sparking the bowler's trademark celebration featuring a short March and Salute.

That brought Aiden Markram to the wicket but he had only made five when he tickled a Cottrell delivery down the leg-side and Wicketkeeper Shai hope completed the catch to leave South Africa in deep trouble at 28 for 2 in the seventh over.

In the following over, delivered by Oshane Thomas, rain stopped play.